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I’d rather be “dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit — UK PM Johnson

I’d rather be “dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit — UK PM Johnson

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson on Thursday, declared that he’d “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the European Union to delay Brexit.

Johnson’s comment, which was said in response to a question about whether he’d ask Brussels for a delay, came during a speech at a police training centre in West Yorkshire.

The P.M. delivered his rambling and seemingly unscripted speech—which, though ostensibly meant to focus on his pledge to recruit 20,000 more officers, primarily cantered on his Brexit talking points.

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As it stands now, Johnson’s chances of eking out an October 31 Brexit and avoiding asking the E.U. for a delay at a summit October 17 seem unlikely according to reports, but the Prime Minister does have several possible moves.

The divisions over Britain’s departure from the EU has divided the Prime Minister’s party, and also deprived him of his parliamentary majority.

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